Research Fellow, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University

Robin Beaman is a Research Fellow at the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University. He was previously a Royal Australian Navy hydrographic surveyor, and is now conducting ocean mapping research as a marine geologist based in Cairns, Australia.

Robin has over 15 years experience in ocean mapping expeditions around Australia's regional seas and in Antarctica, partipicating as either Principal Investigator or as Chief Scientist.

Research projects range from the study of submarine canyons, underwater landslides, submerged reefs, paleo-channels, mesophotic coral ecosystems, seamounts and habitat mapping.

His contributions to ocean mapping include Project 3D-GBR: High-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, for which he won the SSSI 2014 Queensland Spatial Excellence Award for Environment and Sustainability.

His work can be viewed at https://www.deepreef.org/

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Tasmania, PhD